You’ll have to excuse me for making such assumptions… but after having two boys, I’m new to the world of girls. Are all girls into shoes? Do all girls have an opinion on what they want to wear? And is this something I’m going to have to live with for the next 18 years?! My boys have never asked to wear something in particular — they’ve always just been happy to get their clothes put on them… and then they’re out the door and back to playing without giving it a second thought. My daughter, on the other hand, is not even one yet and she already has an opinion!
As I mentioned last week, I bought my daughter a pair of Pom D’api sandals — her first ‘real’ pair of shoes. And she is completely obsessed with them. Like temper-tantrum-when-you-take-them-off sort of obsessed. And I intentionally didn’t make any sort of fuss about the shoes at all… because for one, I don’t want to make her aware of ‘new’ clothes, and for two, I don’t want her to care about these sorts of things. But she does, apparently.
It’s interesting the stereotypes we have for boys and girls, and I’m sure a lot of things are untrue… but I really feel like there are certain traits that are inherently gender-specific. (Like an inherent love of shoes!) I remember someone once told me that girls are trickier than boys on an emotional level — where boys are pretty straight-forward, girls are a bit more ‘deep’. Not sure what to think about this (yet!)… but I am seeing noticeable differences between boys and girls, and I think that after getting used to boys, I might be in deep, deep trouble…